Good grief. We live at ground zero! The Weather Service calculations, confirmed by my next door neighbors, say Hamden received 40 inches (100 cm) of snow. That’s the most of any location for this storm!
That’s a lot of snow.
We’ve been isolated! Three and a half feet of snow separated Helaine, Doppler and me from the rest of the world. We were two snowfilled streets from a plowed surface.
As I locked the front door last night I wondered, “Why?” Is there a burglar that resourceful and dedicated to his ‘craft?’
Things have begun to change. My town still hasn’t been on our street, but some resourceful and helpful neighbors have.
One neighbor’s son came by with a snowblower to clear a path through our driveway. We can’t take the cars out of the driveway, but at least we can walk to freedom.
Another neighbor unveiled a Bobcat S185 Skid-Steer Loader. I have no idea where it came from, but I’m glad it’s here. The bucket is capable of moving 1850 pounds of snow… and it did.
My driveway still awaits Frank, our plowguy, but at least the fire and police departments can now get to us. It’s the little things.
The Sun is out. Birds are chirping. Pitchers and catchers report Wednesday.
Can spring (or at the least a little melting) be far away?